Linda died at Canterbury Gardens from the effects of dementia. She was born Dec. 14, 1946 to Delbert and Fern Miller in Fairview, MT. The family moved to Cashmere, WA with Linda graduating from Cashmere H. S. in 1965. She worked for Kelly Girls and attended Seattle Central C.C. and continued her education at Central Washington University majoring in English Education. She met her future husband, Larry, in her first quarter while in the same class, graduating in 1971. Larry landed a job in Nehalem and marrying in Seattle. Their first year in Nehalem, Linda substituted. The next year she was hired to teach high school English. Larry was hired by Kelso High in 1974, so Linda returned to substituting before having children, Lynette and Rebecca, and returned when both girls attended school and “retiring” in the early 2000’s.
Both daughters joined the CampFire program with Linda and Dianna Livingston leading their daughters through high school including taking them to Camp Singing Wind for years and guiding her daughters and another girl through the levels to attain the WoHeLo Medallion.
Linda is survived by her husband, Larry, and daughters, Lynette and Rebecca including three siblings: Shirley Koger (Lee), Marvin Miller, and Angela Miller; a niece, LeAnne Rimmer (Brian), a nephew Donnie (Patty) Koger; and a great nephew and nieces. Linda was preceded in death by her parents Delbert and Fern Miller.
Linda enjoyed traveling to see family including different parts of our beautiful country; helping with each stage of our many camper/pickup trips through our nation. Two of the many highlights were visiting each daughter while they taught English to school children: one in China and the other in South Korea, plus sight-seeing while there.
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Linda had many talents, cooking and sewing were foremost. She also helped with numerous parts as we began building a house.
Larry and family are grateful to the nurses and staff of Canterbury Gardens and Community Home Health & Hospice.
A celebration of life is planned for 11 a.m., on Saturday July 1, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2218 E. Kessler Blvd., Longview. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.